Beyoglu is considered a centre of art and culture, and is a key part of modern Istanbul that can be found on the European side of the city. There is a strong cosmopolitan atmosphere in the area, perhaps unsurprising in a main district of one of the most vibrant cities in Turkey. You will never find yourself short of things to see and do in Beyoglu.
There are shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and wine-houses galore here, ensuring you will never go hungry, or thirsty for that matter. Seafood is a real speciality in the area, while other delicious Turkish dishes are readily available for sampling. For the less daring, there are plenty of places that serve a range of international classics. The nightlife here is lively and there are bars and nightclubs for all tastes in and around this district.
Beyoglu is also home to many theatres, cinema, art galleries and museums. To see some of the best Turkish dance and music performances, visit the Ataturk Cultural Centre and Opera House in Taksim Square. Anyone with a keen eye for architecture will inevitably be fascinated by the mix of Neo-Classical and Art Nouveau building, as well as the many churches, synagogues and mosques.
The Beyoglu/Taksim area is perfect for a city break, where you can spend your time taking in the best of modern Turkish culture.
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